On August 28, 2008, the Law firm of Pogust, Braslow, & Millrood, LLC filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, against Johnson & Johnson, Inc., alleging that its antibiotic Levaquin caused a woman to suffer a tendon rupture.
Such case was recently highlighted in a Law 360 Article. As discussed in the article, “Levaquin, also known as levofloxacin, causes a higher incidence of tendon injuries, including tendon rupture, especially in people 50 and older or in those that who are corticosteroid therapy …” Such conclusion according to the article was based upon “a review of the FDA’s adverse event database from 1997 to 2005 [showing] 1,044 reports of tendon injuries and 282 reports of tendon ruptures from those taking Levaquin.”
There are numerous cases pending before a Levaquin Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in the District of Minnesota. The Court has a set up a website to obtain updates and information about the pending litigation. There is a status conference scheduled for this September 4, 2008.
If you or someone you know has suffered a tendon injury and/or tendon rupture while taking Levaquin, please contact our law firm for a free consultation.